Cowboys To Hire Mike McCarthy As Head Coach

Mike McCarthy

Former Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy has reportedly agreed to be the next head coach of the Dallas Cowboys.

The Cowboys have yet to make a formal announcement, but Fox Sports, ESPN and the NFL Network report McCarthy agreed to the deal after meeting with Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones over the weekend.

Earlier in the weekend the Cowboys announced that Jason Garrett would not be returning with the team.

Garrett went 85-and-67 during his tenure in Dallas, but had just two playoff wins and three playoff appearances. The Cowboys finished just 8-and-8 this season after starting 3-and-0.

In announcing Garrett's departure, Jones said, “We are extremely grateful to Jason Garrett for his more than 20 years of service to the Dallas Cowboys as a player, assistant coach and head coach,” Jones said. “His level of commitment, character and dedication to this organization has been outstanding at every stage of his career.”

The statement went on to say, "In his nine full years as a head coach, he guided our team to three division championships, while also having them in position to play for the NFC East title in the last game of the year in four other seasons. His tenure of leadership will be characterized by his ability to produce teams that always played with great effort, emotion & passion & he represented our organization with great pride, loyalty and respect."

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